Andrew P. Daire

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs

Andrew P. Daire is the provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, as well as a professor in Educational Psychology, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Dr. Daire brings 31 years of higher education experience to this role at UWM, including his most recent position as Dean of the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) from 2016-2023. Under his leadership, VCU’s School of Education had been second only to the VCU School of Medicine in external funding supporting research, doubled enrollment, increased its U.S. News & World Report ranking to #16 for public graduate schools of education, and resolved significant fiscal challenges to the point of garnering investment funding from the institution’s budget model. Prior to VCU, Dr. Daire served as the College of Education’s associate dean for research at the University of Houston. He also spent 13 years at the University of Central Florida, where he co-founded the university’s Marriage and Family Research Institute, among other accomplishments.  

Dr. Daire is a successful researcher and scholar, having received over $16 million in external funding to support his primary research area in family stability and economic mobility and his secondary research area in career development in STEM recruitment and retention. He has more than 80 professional publications, including national and international peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and research briefs and reports. 

Throughout his career, Dr. Daire has built a reputation as a decisive, data-driven, and inclusive leader. He is an advocate for research advancement and community engagement while championing inclusive excellence, student success, and workplace culture and climate.  

Dr. Daire holds a B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology (APA Accredited) from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.